DUST is an ongoing study of the conflict between our unbalanced selves, both as individuals and as a society, with an attempt to predict a universally optimistic outcome. Using the powerful, transformative experience of rebirth as a basis for this project, I have drawn reference from the Italian Renaissance and the extended period of renewed cultural interest following the Dark Ages that carried through to the Age of Enlightenment. Almost as if mirroring this time period whilst on speed, our contemporary society seems to be shifting through the same arc with increased turbulance.
The climactic moments expressed in these works relate to an explosive transition between the dying and the new. Old, out-dated traditions and values are swept away. A balance is restored, the feminine regains outward strength while the masculine rediscovers its heart, and amongst the chaos emerges a new beginning.